Near Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
77th Pennsylvania Infantry
Kirk's Brigade - McCook's Division
— Army of the Ohio —
77th Regiment Infantry
5th Brigade (Kirk's)
2d Division (McCook's)
Army of the Ohio
Organized August 1, 1861 • Discharged January 16, 1866
The 77th Penn. arrived at Pittsburg Landing at 7 a.m., April 7, 1862. It was the only Pennsylvania regiment on the field. About 2 p.m. the regiment charged upon, and captured two guns of a Confederate battery. "Being now satisfied that the enemy had changed his point of attack from the right to my left, I ordered the 77th Penn. to take a position on my extreme left and repel the assault there being made. It immediately engaged the enemy. At this moment the contest along the whole line became terrible. This regiment partially isolated from the division, moved steadily over an open field under a heavy fire; while here the enemy's cavalry charged it twice, but were each time repulsed with heavy loss. Colonel Stumbaugh had the satisfaction of receiving the sword of Colonel Battle of the 20th Tenn. who surrendered as a prisoner." General McCook's report.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 35° 8.089′ N, 88° 20.867′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Hamburg-Purdy Road 0.3 miles east of Sherman Road, on the left when traveling east. Located in Shiloh National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shiloh TN 38376, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veatch's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 49th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away); Camp of 43rd Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); 57th Indiana Infantry (about 500 feet away); Wood's Brigade (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named 77th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away); 24th Kentucky Infantry (about 800 feet away); 49th Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
Regarding 77th Pennsylvania Infantry. Note from Shiloh National Military Park: Commanded by Col. Frederick M. Stumbaugh. It had present for duty, officers and men, 504. Its loss was 3 men killed; 7 men wounded; total, 10.
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